RPC III, 3523

 

Image of specimen #13

 

Coin type
Volume III
Number 3523
Province Syria
Region Syria
City Antioch
Reign Trajan
Person (obv.) Trajan (Augustus)
Issue ‘Rome’ style; Cos II
Dating AD 98/9
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙϹ ΝΕΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕΒ ΓΕΡΜ
Obverse design laureate head of Trajan, r., above eagle st. r., wings folded; in l. field, palm branch projecting from Trajan’s head; in r. field, club
Reverse inscription ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤ Β
Reverse design laureate head of Melqart, with lion skin knotted in front, r.
Metal Silver
Average diameter 26 mm
Average weight 14.58 g
Axis 6
Reference Wruck 142, Prieur 1477–8; McAlee 450
Specimens 35
Die-links 2, 35: same pair of dies. 18, 32: same pair of dies. 24, 33: same pair of dies. 1, 5, 9, 14, 16, 18, 23, 27, 32: same obv. die. 2, 17, 25, 29–30, 35: same obv. die. 3, 24, 33: same obv. die. 6–7, 10, 19–20, 26, 28, 31: same obv. die. 11, 13, 15, 21–2, 34: same obv. die. 2, 34–5: same rev. die. 8, 11, 18, 32: same rev. die. 13, 16: same rev. die. 24, 33: same rev. die as 3524/4.
Note The two varieties distinguished by Prieur based on the size of the bust of Melqart are linked by common obv. dies.; 1: AR % 69.3; Cu % 28.6: analysis by Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (Butcher and Ponting 1998, p. 324, Table 4, 11); 1, 5, 9, 14, 16, 18, 23, 27 and 32 (ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙC ΝΕΡ-ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟC CΕΒ ΓΕΡΜ); 6, 7, 10, 19, 20, 26, 28 and 31; (ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙC ΝΕΡ-ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟC CΕΒ ΓΕΡΜ); 2, 17, 25, 29, 30 and 35; (ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙC ΝΕΡ-ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟC CΕΒ ΓΕΡΜ); 4010/11, 13, 15, 16, 21, 22 and 34: same obv. die (ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙC ΝΕΡ ΤΡΑ-ΑΙΑΝΟC (sic) CΕΒ ΓΕΡΜ); 3, 24 and 33; (ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙϹ ΝΕΡ ΤΡΑ-ΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕΒ ΓΕΡΜ). [6 obv. dies, 1 shared with 3524].

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L BMC 9 (and Pl. XXXVI, 1) (under Tyre)
2     C Butcher Fig. 22, 3
3     P: 2136A (under Tyre) RN 1909, Pl. IV, 1
4     P: 2136B (under Tyre) RN 1909, Pl. IV, 2
5     Amsterdam: S 2901
6     Israel Museum 10626
7     NY: 1944.100.63528
8     NY: 1944.100.63560
9     Yale: 2001.87.4550
10     Prieur coll. = CNG EA 443, 1 May 2019, lot 323
11     Prieur coll. (ex Hess Dietrich, Tigurina Auction, 27–28 Oct. 1988, lot 124)
12     R. Effler coll. (ex Rubinger Antiqua V, Dec. 1997, lot 48; NAC 29 P, 12 May 2005, lot 2002 = Cisjordania hoard 361) = CNG Triton XXII, M. Prieur coll., 8 Jan. 2019, lot 590 = CNG 112, 11 Sept. 2019, lot 428
13     ✸ Prieur coll.
14     Prieur coll. = CNG EA 443, 1 May 2019, lot 324
15     Ronde coll.
16     McAlee coll. (ex Vecchi 7, 6–7 Oct. 1997, lot 1262; CNG MBS 45, 18 Mar. 1998, lot 1031 = Cisjordania hoard I, 35) ( = McAlee 450/1) = Triton XXII, Jan. 2019, lot 589 = CNG Triton XXII, 8 Jan. 2019, lot 589
17     McAlee coll. ( = McAlee 450/2)
18     Gozlan stock 1990
19     O ex Triton I, 2–5 Dec. 1997, lot 707
20     Künker 71, 12 Mar. 2002, lot 809
21     Elsen 71, 20 Sept. 2002, lot 957
22     The Numismatic Auction 2, 1993, lot 305
23     E-Bay 2003 2204247140
24     Ritter E-Shop 2003
25     E-Bay 2004 3926295593
26     MM Deutschland 20, Righetti coll., 10 Oct. 2006, lot 889
27     Ritter VCoins 2008
28     Pavlou VCoins 2009
29     Berk BBS 164, 20 May 2009, lot 526
30     NAC 52, 7 Oct. 2009, lot 1052
31     Rusty Romans VCoins 2011
32     CNG EA 247, 12 Jan. 2011, lot 254
33     Banias hoard 24, 286
34     Banias hoard 24, 287
35     Banias hoard 24, 287